ByTonya Patty, writer at
I am a huge Horror fan.Have been for about 30 years.I love everything and anything to do with Horror.I love the Horror genre.And I love su
Tonya Patty

This is one of my all time favorite movies.I went and seen it about 3 or 4 when it first released in theaters in 1987.I even bought the paperbook.I bought it as soon as it came out on VHS.I also bought it when came out on DVD.And I bought again when it came out on Blu-ray just to get watch it in HD and for the bonus features. I actually have "The Lost Boys" trilogy on Blu-ray, all on separate Blu-Ray discs, I didn't get the Blu-Ray trilogy pack because I bought them all before that came out.A lot of people don't like The Lost Boys or say it's corny, but I disagree.I think it is an excellent movie. In my opinion it's a cult classic.I really love Kiefer Sutherland in this movie.He plays David the head vampire or at least that's everyone thought.I have been a huge Kiefer Sutherland fan ever since I seen The Lost Boys for the first time.It is an American teen Horror film.It has a great cast including Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Jason Patric, Jamie Gertz, Dianne Wiest, and Barnard Hughes.Jason Patric is the grandson of the late great Jackie Gleason, not a lot of people realize that.And Kiefer Sutherland is the son of the amazing Donald Sutherland.The film is about two brothers who move to Santa Carla, California who end up taking on a local gang of vampires.The movie had two straight to video sequels "The Lost Boys:The Tribe" & "The Lost Boys:The Thirst".Kiefer Sutherlands younger half-brother Angus Sutherland was the head vampire in The Lost Boys:The Tribe.And of course Corey Feldman is in all three movies.The Lost Boys has one of the most memorable lines from any movie I've ever seen:"one thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach....all the damn vampires".That was actually the closing line.Most of the film was shot in Santa Cruz and the surrounding mountains, although the name of the fictional town was Santa Carla.The amusement park scenes were shot on the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz.The scenes in the cave and in the house were filmed on Warner Brothers stages.The dog Nanook was a nod to the Peter Pan, inspired Nana the dog.The Frog brothers, Edgar and Alan, were named after the gothic author, Edgar Allan Poe.The director Richard Donner intended to direct the movie himself but ended up having to work on "Lethal Weapon" in that same year,1987.He eventually hired Joel Schumacher. Schumacher hated the script and said he would direct only if could change the characters from the 5th & 6th graders that Donner originally intended as the main characters.Schumacher insisted that the main characters be changed to teenagers, saying that would be sexier and more interesting.Schumacher later remembered his experience working on "The Lost Boys": "we really didn't know what we were doing" laughs Schumacher. "We made it up as we went.The studio was incredibly patient and supportive considering they had never heard of Kiefer Sutherland, or Jason Patric, or Jamie Gertz, or Corey was another pick chance taken by a studio.We were very lucky.A lot of people at the studio didn't think you could mix horror and humor".As with many Warner Brothers film's at the time,they gave Craig Shaw Gardner a copy of the script and asked him to write a short novel to accompany the film's release.It was a paperback released by Berkley Publishing and is 220 pages.It includes several scenes which were later dropped from the film.Kiefer Sutherlands character David was impaled on deer antlers but didn't explode or dissolve.He wasn't originally wasn't supposed to be dead.David makes an appearance in the 2008 comic "The Lostime Boys:Reign Of The Frogs" which takes place after the first film but before The Lost Boys:The Tribe".It is explained that the antlers narrowly misssed David's heart.The sequel The Lost Boys:The Tribe takes place after the comic.More Tha 20 years after the release of the 1st film the sequel is given the greenlight.Corey Feldman returned as Edgar Frog, with Corey Haim making a cameo appearance as Sam Emerson.Angus Sutherland playes the lead vampire.In March 2009 MTV reported work had begun on a third film "The Lost Boys:The Thirst".With Feldman as a producer as well as returning as Edgar Frog, Jamison Newlander as returned as Alan Frog.The soundtrack includes a number of notable songs as well as covers,including"Good Times" , a duet between INXS and Cold Chisels lead singer Jimmy Barnes, it reached #2 on the Australian charts in 1987.The film also featured a cover of The Calls "I Still Believe" by Tim Capello on the soundtrack as well.The soundtrack also features a cover of The Doors "People Are Strange" by Echo And The Bunnymen.The song featured in the movie is a shortened version with slightly different musical arrangement.Lou Gramm the legendary lead singer of Foreigner, also recorded "Lost In The Shadows" for the movie soundtrack, along with a video that featured clips from the film.The theme song "Cry Little Sister" was recorded by Gerard McMahon (under his pseudonym Gerard McMann).In the film's sequel "Cry Little Sister" was covered by a Seattle based rock band Aiden.The soundtrack was originally released on LP and Cassette in 1987 and later on CD in 1990.I have the soundtrack on cassette and CD.I really like all the songs.In my opinion it had an excellent soundtrack. This movie is on my top 10 list.I really like this movie, it is a classic or at least in my opinion it is.It has some hilarious moments as well as frights.If you haven't already seen it then you should really give a chance.It is a lot better than you would think.It is totally worth watching.For those that hasn't seen, you're missing out on a great movie.I would really recommend checking it out.I would say it's probably in my top 5.This is true classic. Thanks for reading another one of my reviews, on one of my favorite films.Hope you enjoyed it and hope you enjoy the film.I will do a review of both sequels in the near future.Thanks for reading. Later everyone.


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